Nikon Announces 50mm Nikkor AF-S f/1.8G Lens

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  1. firestarter, Apr 27, 2011
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    Props to Nikon.

    IMO, they've had a gap in their lens range for a while, since they didn't have a good priced AF-S 'nifty fifty'. I've advised friends and relations looking for a low-end body to go Canon for this reason alone (well, Canon do make some decent cameras too! ;)).

    With the introduction of the 35 f.18 AF-S and now this lens, they've completely addressed that issues - with a nice standard and short tele for the DX shooter (this 50mm is FX too).

    If only Canon would re-formulate either their f1.4 or f1.8 lens. Their current versions are dismal.
     
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    I already have the 35mm DX but if Nikon were to make a similar priced 20 or 24mm I'd ditch the 35mm for the 50mm and wider prime combination.
     
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    Looks fantastic, judging by the price and the MTF chart.

    Now looking forward to the rumored update to the 85mm f/1.8.
     
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